Reproductive success and factors effecting sexual selection in a fiddler crab, Uca mjoebergi
Producing offspring is the most important aspect of an animal's life. Reproductive success is the cornerstone of evolution, but successful mating is a complex process that we are only starting to understand. This thesis examines five aspects of reproductive success in a fiddler crab, Uca mjoebergi. This is an ideal study species since the crabs are tractable, abundant and amenable to manipulation. In the first chapter, I examine the natural mate-searching behaviour of females and show, for the...[Show more]
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